Channing Frye's dislocated shoulder makes for an ominous Suns playoff outlook, but he and his teammates would not submit to the pall. Frye joked that the "skinniest guy in the league" (Kevin Durant) popped his shoulder out and that he will work on his summer beach body while he heals. Suns assistant coach Dan Majerle coughed the word "tissue" as he passed Frye, and teammate Mickael Pietrus followed with his singing rendition of the hit song "Shoulder Lean." "I'm not upset necessarily about the injury, because that happens, but just missing this important time of our season," Frye said after attending the team's morning shootaround. "I was just getting in a nice little rhythm of getting on the glass and trying to block shots. That was the biggest thing for me, just helping the team out. I hate missing games. I missed enough games when I wasn't injured." Frye said he wants to shorten the two- to three-week timetable for a return but appreciates that the Suns are looking out for his long-term health, especially because he had a subluxation with the same shoulder two years ago. "It made my stomach hurt," Frye said of when Durant hit his arm. "When it happened, it was a weird, weird feeling. It took two seconds for my body to react. I was more mad that they didn't call a foul. Then I felt my shoulder out of the socket, and then I felt like, 'I'm going to (throw up).' "
Channing Frye upbeat for return in time for playoffs push
Arizona Republic | Mar 9